Science Soap Clouds: An Easy Experiment to Do With Your Kids
by Jamie Hinckley on Jun 01, 2012 6
Awesome science activity… all you need is a bar of Ivory soap. Yep, that’s it! Turn some Ivory soap into a fun fluffy soap cloud! The kids will love this… trust me! I did this today with 4 little boys and they were mesmerized!
Step 1: Get your Ivory soap
Step 2: Put it in the microwave on a paper towel or wax paper and microwave for a couple minutes. Let the kids watch as it slowly fluffs in to a large poofy cloud!
Step 3: Let the kids play! This is a great sensory activity! Have the children describe what it feels like and smells like! Warning: I wouldn’t let them crumble it up until you have it in a bowl. It might look soft and squishy, but it is actually very crumbly and flaky when you brake it apart.
Don’t worry this is not wasteful, you can still use the soap when you are done! You can throw the whole fluffy cloud in the bath tub with them or mold your own smaller soaps from the foam and use those! I personally like letting my kids use the cloud to soap up the slip’n slide in the backyard! It makes for some seriously slippery fun!
A little clean up advice: Vacuum or wipe up flakes with a dry paper towel or cloth. Do not try to wipe with anything wet or you will have a much bigger, soapier mess to clean up.
Looking for more sensory activities? Check out these links for more ideas.
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About Jamie Hinckley
I am a mom of three crazy boys! We love life, play hard, and ALWAYS get messy! Life is busy and full of fun, jumping, crashing, skinned knees, rough housing, torn jeans, scratches, but most of all LOVE. Yes, life is crazy. Actually its completely nuts, but I wouldn't change a thing! We love life and can't wait for our next adventure... and one day, possibly a little girl! Haha!